Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame took to Twitter today to make some clarifications on a number of comments he made about Caitlyn Jenner last week. Flocka appeared on popular morning show The Breakfast Club (think Kyle and Jackie-O), and expressed some pretty intense opinions on both Jenner herself and her portrayal in the media.
“You know what the world is today? Women afraid to be a wife and young males is afraid to be men. It’s not cool. They’re not marketing that. They don’t market husbands and wives no more. They’re marketing young girls, transgenders. They’re marketing evil. It’s really evil.” He continued, “I ain’t saying nothing against Bruce Jenner. You are who you are when God made you, not who you became after he did. That’s how I just feel. You rebuking God, man. God ain’t put them feelings in you, man. That’s the Devil playing tricks on your mind. That’s a test from God. If you can’t outbeat that one task and you believe that, then you can believe everything else and you going down that way.”
Now, the performer has taken to Twitter to clarify a number of those comments:
“So now I’m #Homophobic because I don’t agree with #CatlinJenner Smh…I have nothing against transgender people. I simply feel we need to be careful what our children see as “sensationalized”
“Children’s brains are a constant development to adulthood. And they pay attention to everything whether we want to accept it or not.”
The tweets don’t really sound like they’re clarifying anything, just as if he’s extending upon what he said in his interview. Either way, it’s a pretty divisive opinion – one that will no doubt affect the public’s opinion of him ahead of his run for 2016 presidency.
Make sure you keep it locked here for all your Waka Flocka coverage as this discussion no doubt continues to be clarified.